Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Union Bank of India has invited applications for recruitment at the posts of Specialist Officers .  
  • The vacancy is notified at two posts: Economist and Security Officer. For the post of Economist, two vacancies (one for Scheduled Tribe category, one for general candidates) are available whereas for the post of Security officer, a total of 40 seats (three for Scheduled Tribe category, 6 for Scheduled Caste category, 11 for OBC category, 20 for general candidates) are available.
  • The selection process usually comprises of Written Examination and/or Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview:

Written Examination:
  • The question paper will be divided into four sections comprising of questions from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude Test, Professional knowledge, English language.
  • Each part will have 50 questions. While the Reasoning and English language part will carry 25 marks, Quantitative Aptitude part will have one mark for each question.
  • Professional knowledge part will carry the highest i.e. 100 marks.
  • Total Duration of Examination will be of 150 minutes. Total 200 Questions carrying 200 Marks.
  • For the post of Security Officers, instead of Quantitative Aptitude, there will be a test on General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry of 50 questions carrying 50 marks.
  • The above tests except the test of English language will be available bilingually i.e. English and Hindi.
  • The examination follows negative marking. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If the total of the penalty for a test is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Group Discussion (GD): 
  • A Group Discussion, if conducted, shall carry 50 marks and shall be held to assess the candidate's presentation skills, leadership qualities, inter-personal qualities, team spirit, etc. The minimum qualifying marks for the Group Discussion would be 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for Reserved Category Candidates).
  • Candidates not securing the minimum qualifying marks in the Group Discussion will be disqualified for selection at this stage itself.

Personal Interview: 
  • A Personal Interview of 50 marks shall be conducted to assess the candidates academic record, power of expression, clarity of thought, qualities of leadership, extracurricular activities, hobbies, general demeanor, behavior, communication skills, suitability for the post, etc. The minimum qualifying marks for the Personal Interview would be 50 per cent marks (45 per cent marks for Reserved Category Candidates).
  • Candidates not securing the minimum qualifying marks in the Personal Interview will be disqualified for selection. 
  •  Candidate shall be required to qualify in each Test, as per cut-off marks determined by the Bank on the basis of Performance in each test, subject to minimum marks in the aggregate of 200 marks which will be determined by the Bank based on the performance in the written test and the number of Vacancies.
  • After Written Test results, candidates shall be called for a Personal Interview in the ratio of 1:3 for General / Unreserved Candidates and 1:5 in case of candidates belonging to the Reserved Categories.
  • The written examination, if conducted, will be tentatively held in the month of June 2014 at the examination centres indicated below. 
  •  (a) Bengaluru (b) Delhi (c) Kolkata (d) Lucknow (e) Mumbai. 


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